COLUMBIA, MO. - The USA Today and the Columbia Daily Tribune are reporting that Elijah Drinkwitz has officailly agreed to become the new football coach at the Univeristy of Missouri.

Drinkwitz, who has an impressive resume, spruced it up by going 12-1 in his one and only season with the Appalachian State Mountaineers, leading them to their fourth Sun Belt Conference championship. He inherits a Tigers program that was 6-6 overall, and 3-5 in the Southeastern Conference.

The Tigers dismissed head coach Barry Odom after four seasons on the job. Odom was 25-25 during his four-year stay at Mizzou.

The agreement must now be approved by the Missouri Board of Curators, The paperwork between the two parties has been finalized, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune and USA Today, and an official announcement is expected later this week.

Drinkwitz was in the first year of a five-year contract that paid him $750,000 annually. The buyoui, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune and USA Today will be worth $1,7 million dollars.